MAIN SPACE EXHIBITION
FEBRUARY 9 – FEBRUARY 23, 1996
RECEPTION: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1996 AT 8 PM
ARTIST TALK: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1996 AT 2 PM
LOCATION – STRIDE GALLERY
722, 11 AVE S.W, CALGARY, ALBERTA
This painting and site specific installation by Wayne Giles entitled COMPANY is comprised of hundreds of yearbook photos that have been scanned, enlarged, filtered and laser printed. Represented is the graduating class of 1940 at Western Canada High School in Calgary, Alberta. The exhibition title is taken from a narrative by Samuel Beckett, in which an anonymous voice draws the reader into a horrible fantasy of alienation. Wayne directs our memories like Beckett directs the voice; he creates a situation that provokes reflections on our own fears of separation.
WAYNE GILES is a Calgary artist who has been practicing for about twenty years. He teaches painting at the Alberta College of Art and Design and he is an important and active member of the Calgary visual art community. Giles’ work has been exhibited locally, regionally and nationally and it has been purchased by several collections.